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begin with developments surrounding the scandal threadening rupert murdoch's media empire as the mogul and his son prepare to appear before parliament today. police have arrested 11 people since this hacking and bribery allegation scandal emerged, including the former ceo of murdoch's news international group, that's her, rebekah brooks. and in another new twist for the story, a former "news of the world" reporter and the scandal's first named whistleblower was found dead yesterday. there is an ongoing investigation, but police say the death is quote -- not suspicious. for the latest on this investigation, and a preview of today's testimony, jim maceda is joining us live now from london. jim, thanks for your time. i want to get off the bat to what the "new york times" is reporting today, that aides close to the murdoch family spent years and millions of dollars, the "times" reports, covering up wrongdoing at "news of the world." what more do we know about this? >> well, i think most importantly what the question that people are asking here, and especially back in the states now is how
. >>> the moment that may define the meeting between rupert murdoch and his son james and parliament today was not a moment of admission, was not a moment of guilt or even apology in what has grown into an international media scandal. it was the moment a spectator armed with a pie of some sort launched the pastry at the 80-year-old media baron. somehow it summed up the situation a little too perfectly. rupert murdoch one of the world's most powerful men and ceo of news corp and owner of fox news called to testify and face it, to gravel beforer the politicians who had once come to gravel before him. when the pie came, rupert was defended by his wife, 42-year-old wendi deng, and while she may have thwarted the pastry assault, it was his son james who tried to take the brunt of the questioning in their testimony before parliament. rupert murdoch's job was to dodge the questions. and he blamed others and his memory. check it out. >> i was not aware of that. >> i didn't know of it. >> i never heard of it. >> i don't have any memory. >> it does not appear he knew. >> his son carried however a mu
>>> making news this morning, blame game. >> billionaire news titan rupert murdoch like we've never seen him before plus the wife who jumped to his defense this morning, a new chapter in the scandal. >>> taking a toll. without a deficit deal new numbers show voter dissatisfaction at a 20-year high but today a glimmer of hope. >>> cranking up that dial. the hottest weather in years for millions and relief is days away. >>> well, good morning, everyone. today the british prime minister will be grilled on the news corp phone hacking scandal which is oh, ye news. >> oh, yes. morning newspapers around the world have the murdoch father sy and son testimony front and center. rupert murdoch's own tabloid "the sun" has a subdued front page with the headline, "the most humble day of my life" quoting rupert murdoch from yesterday. >> the newsmaker making the news. "the daily mirror" has a not so suble foam whacked headline. >> that was an alarming moment during the hours-long questioning by members of parliament. abc's jeffrey kofman she's us how it happened. >> reporter: james murdoch was abo
to take shape. >>> humble pie, rupert murdoch is grilled on his role in the phone hacking scandal after a protester makes a headline grabbing attack. >>> and no parking, a canadian car owner learns the hard way to pay attention to the sign. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. this morning the debt showdown in washington is focused on a bipartisan senate plan that is gaining legs on capitol hill and the white house. the proposal from the so-called gang of six calls for deep budget cuts and new revenues. joel brown is in washington with the latest on this. good morning, joel. >> betty, good morning. in this week's long battle over raising the debt limit, optimism has been hard to come by. that seemed to change yesterday, at least in the senate. we saw some republicans, some democrats, some conservatives, some liberals, coalescing around a bipartisan deal. >> it's time to get down to the business of actually solving this problem and i think we now are seeing the potential for a bipartisan consensus. >> reporter: president obama may
scandal. british lawmakers grilled rupert murdoch and his son james for hours and hearing televised all over the world. murdoch's media empire has been rocked by accusations of police payoffs, phone hacking and corruption at his british newspapers. and troughout the hearing, all of the charges kept coming back to one central question. take a listen. >> do you accept that ultimately, you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run -- and then maybe the people they trusted. >> the murdochs did their best to distance themselves from the worst allegations, but the question still remains what exactly did they know? and what actions did they condone? one lawmaker thinks they know more than they let on. >> are you familiar with the term willful blindness? >> mr. sanders, would you care to elaborate? >> it is a term that came up in the enron scandal. willful blindness is a legal term. if there is knowledge that you could have had and should have had, but chose not to have, you are still responsible. >> mr. san
of the world." >> thank you. >> miss brooks, rupert murdoch in his evidence session said the responsibility for the closure of "news of the world" laid fairly and square leon the management of the newspaper, which would include you. is that the case? >> i think i may have missed that part of the evidence. i think mr. murdoch said is exactly how it was. it was a collective decision. we all talked together, and mr. murdoch was in with the board at the time, a conference that we all put together and it was -- >> that was rupert murdoch sr. >> yes, rupert murdoch, yes. >> during the private session i think you said something like there was more to come. would you like to expand what you meant by that? >> when i went down to the newsroom to explain the decision, and clearly and quite rightly the journalists on the "news of the world" who are very honorable and journalists who will been putting out a newspaper under the scrutiny for a longtime and with great pride in their newspaper were very sad and baffled by management's decision to close the paper. what i was saying to them is that right now
the scandal threatening rupert murdoch. >> can you believe this story? >> unbelievable. >> this story keeps growing. >> it's sort of engulfing different facets of the world. and you can't imagine that it wouldn't come to the united states. >> the guy shows up dead. jude law is now a part of this? in a serious angle that brings this scandal to the united states. >> first, rupert murdoch and his son are preparing to appear before parliament today. police are arresting 11 people since the hacking and bribery allegations emerged including the ceo rebecca brooks who heads to parliament today. uk police being questioned by parliament. they're under scrutiny for failure to investigate previous hacking incidents and alleged ties to executives in murdoch's companies. and "the new york times" reports that aides close to the murdoch family spent years and millions of dollars covering up wrongdoing at the now defunct "news of the world," the "times" cites interviews with hundreds of current and former employees say "the news of the world" paid police for information. and a twist to the story, a reporte
own company and where the responsibility falls. take a listen to rupert murdoch and his take on this issue as he was questioned yesterday. >> mr. murdoch, do you accept that ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. "news of the world" is less than 1% of our company. i employ 53,000 people around the world. who are proud and great people and distinguished people. >> so, felix, people are left scratching their head thinking is it possible that he didn't know what was going on or is it other than maybe plausible deny ability, he was more just i don't want to know, just get it done? >> yeah, there's an interesting tug of war going on at this point. here you have scotland yard and the government essentially saying, well, we were misled by news international executives. what you saw yesterday, which was pretty amazing, is you had rupert murdoch and his son james saying actually we were misled. the police report said there was no widespre
shut down since july the 1st, playing off 22,000 state workers. >>> a day after rupert murdoch and his son testified over the phone hacking scandal, parliament shifted its focus to prime minister david cameron. >> the reply that he sent -- the reply that he sent was cleared in advance by my permanent secretary. >> so cameron took a few rounds of shouting from members of paul meant but he did get his message across. he did get some enthusiasm for his response when he spoke of murdoch's testimony as well. >> everyone can see exactly what he is doing, an attempt to play this for party advantage. the problem has been taking place over many years. the problem is for both our main parties. and the problem is one that the public expects us to stop playing with, but to rise to the occasion and deal with it for the good of the country. >> so where is all of this headed to next? martin fletcher is live in london with the very latest. mart martin, how much in danger is cameron's career? all of us are familiar with the fact that parliament is a very vocal place but this is an extreme example of wh
now quick. rebeckka brooks is out on bail and along with rupert murdoch they've all been called to testify tomorrow in parliament. and -- >> what are you doing here? >> thought i'd try out my sea legs. >> you ain't got no legs, lieutenant dan. >> you know him best as lieutenant dan from "forest gump." but the story doesn't stop there for gary sinise. how the role of a lifetime has inspired him to help our men and women in uniform. good day i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. can washington -- can wishing rather for a balanced budget make it happen? the house is voting tomorrow to cap spending and approve a balanced budget amendment. even though senate leaders say there is no chance of it passing. we me now georgia republican congressman john price member of the budget committee as well. congressman, great to see you. >> thank you so much. >> let's talk about this cap and the balanced budget amendment as well. what is the point, time is short. everyone agree it's not going to end up passing the senate or in any way getting to the president's desk for signature. so what is the
, another resignation, another arrest in the hacking scandal, crippling rupert murdoch's media empire. could the prime minister of england be the next card to fall? >>> this week, washington is going to be debt ceiling, debt deals and debt deals and more debt deals. >> the president made it clear he wants the largest deal possible and wants to do the most we can to reduce the deficit. >> people are moving closer together. you have seen the leadership of the republican party in the senate and the house definitively take default off of the table. >> i am only going to support something that actually solves the problem, and if we don't solve the problem, and not the political problem. i don't care about the politics anymore. >> see! debt deals. so to end the show, we will lay out the deals on the table. first, the deal that might actually happen which would force the democrats to vote on the debt ceiling again and again, and let republicans pocket $1.5 trillion in spending cuts without giving anything away and set up yet another fiscal commission to kick the can down the road. and then later in
's married to rupert murdoch. >> she's having a great time with his money but having -- she's giving him a great time with his money. she has brought him much more into the world. >> she's been good for him. >> she got him to wear black shirts and dye his hair for awhile. >> she's giving him a lot of fun. >> this is not a fair question to ask tina. that's why i'm going to ask you. how did james do? while she was lungeing, he sort of flinched. >> i find him mba speak. he doesn't have any irony about himself at all. he's very humanless. i don't think he has any sort of staying power in the end. >> i understand though that the father absolutely loves the son. >> the father -- >> dedicated to him. >> the father wants a dynasty. for a time it looked like it was lo locklin, now it's james. he dropped out and joined a rock band. >> that's the kind of thing privileged kids can do. i don't think he's appealing. elizabeth is the smartest, the daughter. she of course is married to matthew freud. he's the p.r. svengali. >> i think the jury is out on that. i don't think we know the answer to that. th
been set. >>> rupert murdoch is back in the united states. he and his wife returned to their new york home yesterday. there is a lot on rupert murdoch's plate. news corp. is facing an fbi investigation and at least two u.s. based lawsuits filed by shareholders. also a possible standard & poor's downgrade. >> developing cnn learning at least 22 deaths blamed on the stifling heat gripping the nation. right now more than 140 million people in at least 30 states are under advisories or warnings dealing with near triple-digit temperatures. expected to stay in place through joust the weekend. >>> terrorists may be targeting private u tilts in the united states. department of homeland security putting state and local law enforcement on alert for potential threats. while there is no specific credible intelligence, officials say, quote, several recent incidents highlight the ongoing threat to private sector utility facilities. >>> some 22 thousand state workers in minnesota are back on the job this morning. they had been out of work since july 1 because of a government shutdown in that state.
's getting hotter. >> i'm ali velshi. looking to interview actor jude law who claims rupert murdoch's reporters hacked his cell phone in new york in 2003. if that's true, his media empire could be facing charges here in the united states on this "american morning." >>> and good morning to you. boy, the temperatures, top story again. >> wow. >> sizzling heat, and most of the country right now is dealing with triple digits or at least feeling like triple digits. >> as we've been saying, not just uncomfortable, dangerous and deadly. welcome. friday, july 22nd. let's get right to it. intensely hot against across a huge portion of the country. it started in the midwest, it's come heeft. washington, the high, 103 today but it's going to feel like 115 with the humidity. triple digit temperatures are expected across the mid-atlantic, up and down the east coast and into the ohio valley and as many as 2,000 related deaths now reported. >> utilities around the country are bracing, asking you to conserve energy as people crank the ac. in new york, the power company said that store owners who le
. obviously. >> it's finger pointing time and question time. day after parliament grills rupert murdoch, it's david cameron himself. no break in this london fog. give the prime minister a hurrah. i'm chuck todd. the big, brand new nbc "wall street journal" poll, and the revived gang of six which the white house is seizing on to give new life to the president's push for a big deficit reduction deal. the bipartisan group's proposal is still in outline form. they would reduce the deficit by 3.7 trillion over the next decade, cutting discretionary spending, defense spending, overhauling entitlement programs, rewriting the tax code by lowering rates, getting rid of deductions that overall would generate a trillion dollars in those deficit cuts. the plan got an enthusiastic reception from the white house and senate rank and file. watch. >> we now have a bipartisan group of senators who agree with that balanced approach. we have got the american people who agree with that balanced approach. >> 49 senators came to the room, and you know what, there were no fist fights, there were no -- there was no
of rupert murdoch and his son james. both denied any knowledge of the phone hacking scandal and dodged questions about megapayments to victims on the receiving end. >> mr. murdoch do you accept that ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> first of all, i would like to say as well just how sorry i am. >> my big question today, will one of the murdochs take the fall for the phone hacking scandal? of course you can reach me on facebook and twitter. to answer that question, let's bring in a reporter for "the washington post" style section. it's good to see you today, paul. what do you think? do you think that we're going to see either rupert or james take the fall? >> at this point barring any other revelations that's a big if i don't think so. the murdoch family controls about 40% of news corp. it has the board pretty much in its pocket. unlikely that they will be forced to resign as a result of this. in the absence of anything else happening. >> his board of directors whose responsibility has been to shareholders has been rather meek and silence on this scandal. n
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. >>> rupert murdoch returns to the u.s., new report accuses his company of trying to block a criminal investigation into phone hacking and police payoffs by his reporters. we will tell you what is next for the embattled media mogul this thursday, july 21st, 2011. good morning. welcome to "the early show." you see the barometer rising. humidity rise. dew point rising. sun is rise. the translation, it is hot. >> very hot. it feels hotter it even shows on your thermometers this morning. >> like 80 in new york already and 7:01 and 32 states across the country with some type of heat advisory today. the temperatures triple digits in a lot of places and talk about that coming up. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. good morning. erica hill is off this morning. >> i'm chris wragge. >>> start with the final landing of the space shuttle. "atlantis" touched downed early this morning, a perfect end to the shuttle he program's last mission. cbs news national correspondent chip reid is here with more. >> reporter: you can see the shuttle "atlantis" at the end of the runway behind me. this is the last time you w
, caught in the middle of that tabloid hacking scandal. as billionaire media mogul rupert murdoch prepares for a grilling from parliament. >>> and on top of the world. japan beats the u.s. team at the world cup, giving a nation battered by natural disaster and nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, nuclear calamities a big reason to smile, "today," july 18th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and ann curry. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and welcome today on this monday morning, i'm ann curry. >> and i'm lester holt in for matt. i think we both watched that match yesterday. you've got to feel good about the u.s. team. we were disappointed, but what a performance they put on and what a great thing they did for american soccer. >> that's right. for women's soccer, particularly, bringing it to a new level of cool. men and boys, women and girls, nationwide, watching them play. i think that they're winners in that regard. >> and the japanese certainly have something to feel good about a
when rupert murdoch and his son james get grilled by lawmakers. we're live in london. surely rupert murdoch will be asked about the cozy relationship between his news organization and police. >> there's no doubt that he's going to be asked about that and a lot more contessa. this story keeps rolling along. and changing it seems hour by hour. and all points now are pointing towards -- all roads are going towards obviously the murdoch family. that makes four high profile resignations. a few hours ago scotland yard's number two jamesuate resigned again under this rolling impression and increasing public and media pressure. yates if you recall he was the one who was in charge of reopening the phone hacking investigation back in 2009. he decided not to do so at the time. saying there just wasn't enough fresh evidence. and that as you say on the heels of his boss' resignation last night paul stevenson who was the head of psychologicalland yard. we've seen ten arrests to date and some high profile arrests as well, rebeck ka brooks, the chief executive of murdoch's british media holdings wh
the police and people at the newspaper, rupert murdoch's newspaper, and number 10 downing street. the prime minister, david cameron, hired a former news of the world editor andy colton. that story still rumbling along in britain with more sort of suggestions that cameron is under pressure today. he is out country. this story not going away. >> dan rivers, we will keep checking with you. seems there are developments in this story every few hours. >> thanks, dan. >>> there has been a major shake-up in the egyptian government. it is not clear whether it is enough to quiet opposition protesters. egypt's prime minister appointing 14 new cabinet ministers to his cabinet while keeping 13 others in place. they will be sworn into office today. former egyptian president hosni mubarak reportedly slipped into a coma yesterday. the hospital's spokesman tells cnn he has since regained consciousness. >>> hours ago general david petraeus performed his last act as commander of nato forces in afghanistan. he handed off authority to the new komd ander john allen. petraeus is retiring from the army at the end
, indeed, for joining us. >> take care. >>> and now if james and rupert murdoch believe that the difficult day before parliament is firmly in the past, well, they may have to think again. two former executives of news international have publicly contradicted evidence that james and rupert murdoch gave to the public committee. they say they came forward in 2008 that gave information about phone hacking that went beyond one rogue reporter. meanwhile, here in america, the justice department is putting together subpoenas as part of the probe of allegations of criminal misconduct by news corp., and a sign that britain's scandal is truly becoming an america reality. for the latest, i'm joined by martin fletcher in london. martin, david cameron says that the murdochs will have, and i'm quoting him, questions to answer. so that must mean that they may be dragged back to westminster. is that right? >> well, absolutely. you know, this is the accusations that are still rather published by the two former executives and by the way, they are not just former executi executives, but one was a executive of
place this weekend. the bbc is now also reporting that the trusted rupert murdoch exec will testify in front of a parliamentary committee examining the case. interesting, given a lot of members of parliament are suspected of being involved in this too. nbc news's stephanie gosk now breaks things down from london. >> reporter: london's top cop resigned under intense pressure after it emerged that scotland yard hired a former "news of the world" editor as a media consultant in 2009. the former editor, neil wallace, was arrested for his connections with the phone hacking scandal last week. in stepping down, stevenson denies any wrongdoing. >> i have heard suggestions that we must have suspected the alleged involvement of mr. wallace in phone hacking. let me say unequivocally that i did not and have no reason to do so. >> stephenson says he quit because he's become a distraction for scotland yard, which has been criticized for its handling of the phone hacking investigation. among the accusations, their failure to notify victims, including actor hugh grant, who is now suing the departme
in the phone hacking scandal that's rocking rupert murdoch's media empire. just minutes ago, the assistant police commissioner, john yates resigned. this follows the resignation of scotland yard's top official this weekend and the arrest of one of murdoch's closest associates. nbc's stephanie gosk is live in london. stephanie, when you hear about all of these resignations. some in government, some in news corp, it draws the picture of what was apparently a very tight-knit, closed circle between the government and the media in london. does it not? >> reporter: well, yeah, it does, chuck. this story started off about phone hacking and it very quickly has become a story about influence. this has really been an amazing 24 hours here. you have two high-level officials from scotland yard. the chief of police, sir paul stephenson, and his deputy, john yates, resigning. and then on top of that, his organization, his department, arrests a top executive at news corp, a trusted executive, rebekah brooks, who has been a lightning rod in this scandal. now, yates and stephenson have resigned over the co
must come in order. >>> and what about the man at the center of this media empire? did rupert murdoch's performance help or hurt? even the "the wall street journal" reports investors are asking has the media mogul passed his cellgate? zbld day, i'm andrea mitchell live on capitol hill today. the president is going to hold a white house meeting with democratic leaders less than two hours from now. this after a gang of six made an 11th hour pitch to save budget talks. senate leaders say it may be too little too late. with us senators. thanks so much. a number of republicans have now come on board and endorsed the idea of some revenue measures, some of the proposals the ideas in the gng of six as a starting point. lamar alexander came on board. what say of you? >> i'm concerned about this approach. i'm concerned at several levels. one, it looks like -- it's hard to understand because there's a little bit of a lack of spes fitsity still. there's no legislative language. it looks like what could be a pretty big tax increase. the spending cuts i think are highly uncertain. it instructs the
-hacking scandal and rupert murdoch's son james could face police questioning soon. several newspapers in london now reporting james murdoch could be called in by authorities after his testimony this week that he was not aware of widespread hacking at now defunk "news of the world". former members of that paper claim he's lying and now members of parliament are asking skopt scotland yard to investigate. >>> nfl players and agents are working through the deal to end the four-month lockout. owners have approved the proposal but players haven't voted on it because they're not in full agreement. lawyers are trying to resolve those differences and hope the players will vote next week. >>> we're learning some gruesome details about that giants fan nearly beaten to death at dodger stadium. bryan stow remains in serious condition this morning from the attack back in march. court documents say two men arrested allegedly cut the victim's tongue, disfigured his face and beat him. 29-year-old louie sanchez is charged with assault and battery. >>> arnold and maria taking a break from their divorce battle aft
developments in the hacking scandal involving rupert murdoch's media empire. news international reportedly says it will release its dealings with the law firm that allegedly has e-mails documenting the company's wrongdoing. >>> coming up from the gang of six, we'll bring in the chairman of the senate budget committee, senator kent conrad. >>> also, the circle of protection. reverend jim wallis who was in that meeting will join us to explain. but first here's bill karins with a check on the forecast. >>> good thursday morning, everyone. early this morning if you're just joining us, a nice safe landing but a sad one, too. this was the last shuttle flight and the last shuttle landing that you'll ever see as "atlantis" touched down just about 6:00 a.m. east coast time. picture-perfect weather conditions and it was just a beautiful landing and everyone's back home safely. >>> as far as the forecast, it's hot. bottom line. from coast to coast, we've been dealing with very warm conditions exception being the northwest. today the hottest weather moves into the east. d.c., 100. raleigh, 102. also 100 fr
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